Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 3:30pm ET | 2:30pm CT | 1:30pm MT | 12:30pm PT
In 2020, the Washington State Legislature included a proviso in the 2020 supplemental operating budget (Chapter 357, Laws of 2020) to support the development of a draft strategic plan addressing the issue of youth homelessness in the state. The Office of Homeless Youth is working to ensure safe and stable housing for all young people across the state of Washington so that they may thrive in the short and long term regardless of their location, age, race, ethnicity, neurodiversity, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. Over the last year, a team of nonprofit leaders and young people have worked to identify a preliminary strategy that outlines the underlying reasons for youth and young adult homelessness, sets a framework around prevention and identifies gaps and highlights early recommendations and immediate next steps.
- Learn more about the process for authentic community and youth engagement, specifically, efforts in Washington state focused on preventing youth homelessness.
- Share recommendation for Washington state that can be scaled nationally on looking upstream at prevention.
- SL Rao, Senior Fellow, Office of Homeless Youth
- Jacque Julian, Executive Director, Communities of Color Coalition
- Jeri Moomaw, Executive Director, Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative
- Kahran LaTourette, Young Professional
- NahSira, Young Professional
- Nhi, Young Professional
- LJ Sykes, Young Professional
Length: 1.5 hours
Please note that participation in this webinar is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please contact Lauren Bennett, Director of Communications and Policy at Funders Together to End Homelessness.